Kids Birthday Parties: Themes, Ideas and Planning Tips for Busy Moms
If you’re a mom, chances are, you’re busy. Nearly every night you think about how there aren’t enough hours in the day. Your to-do list is always as long as your arm, no matter how much you chip away at it every day. So, when it’s time to throw your next children’s birthday party, how are you supposed to take care of everything involved and keep up with all of your other duties? Not to worry! Here are a few helpful tips to make party planning simple and hassle-free.
- Limit the guest list to those friends the birthday boy or girl really wants to host. There is no etiquette rule that says you have to invite the entire 4th grade class over to your house.
- Order party supplies online and have them shipped to your house. If your son is really into Mario Kart on Wii, you may want to grab Mario bros party supplies in a package or party kit to service all of your decoration needs. Or for a fun DIY touch, print out coloring sheets for the kids to fill-in and then hang them around the party area.
- Serve easy food to prepare like hot dogs or order pizza. If you really want to make it easier on yourself have an afternoon party and only serve light refreshments.
- Instead of spending money at an expensive bakery, try making treats at home. The birthday boy or girl can help with a cake or cupcakes from scratch, or if you are feeling more adventurous, why not try cake balls or cake pops?
- Have the party at a low-cost venue like a skating rink or neighborhood swimming pool or local park if the weather permits it. This way you can keep things contained to one place and not have to worry about cleaning the house before guests arrive or what kind of entertainment to have at the party.
Don’t stress out about your kid’s next birthday party. Just make it easier on yourself by taking the path of least resistance when it comes to hosting and give yourself a break. They have birthdays every year; you will have plenty of opportunities to go big another year.
Thanks, Lisa, for a wonderful guest post and great tips!